Sprays of blue flowers are gorgeous in mixed floral bouquets and absolutely stunning when interplanted among the garden veggies, where they attracted hordes of little native pollinators for us. These forget-me-nots are similar in appearance to the classic woodland wildflower but are easier to grow, much taller, more productive, and bloom for the majority of the season. Self-seeds. Grows to 18-24”
Germination: 5-20 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ¼” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 6-9” apart around the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow 3-4 weeks before the last frost or in autumn where winters are mild. Space a few seeds every 6-9” apart or lightly scatter them in a prepared area.
Growth Habit: Upright branching
Height and Width: 18-24” x 12-24”
Spacing: 6-9” apart
Light Needs: Full sun or part shade
Soil Needs: Average to moist but well-drained.
Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-80 days
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, attracts beneficial insects
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Low maintenance, minimal care is required. Cut back stems as the blooms fade or harvest for bouquets to encourage more flower production.